PARIS THESE DAYS | Valentina Duracinsky: PARIS THESE DAYS

April 3, 2016

PARIS THESE DAYS

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Paris these days...

Things have been better. Remarkably so.

My friend Christophe – who is the best house guest ever, I should add – found me a part time job with one of his friends. What I had thought would be waitressing is actually a magnificent trio of cooking, kitchen prep and waitressing. The other day I made lemon polenta cake as the dessert of the day. And last night I made olive oil brownies with rosemary ganache, and ricotta-honey feuillet├ęs with a blood orange salad. All gone! Everyone happy. So this – all of it – makes me happy.

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My wonderful housemate Ruth organized a sushi dinner. Look at that table full of sushi! awww yeah.

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My "I just dyed my hair for the first time in two months" selfie.

Unfortunately this was in February and it's time to dye my hair again. This annoys me, it's not fun. But I like my copper hair, I do, I do.

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The loft all beautiful and ready for the second Loft Session before everyone arrived. So much fun. At the last loft session, I played my songs at 4am with a cellist, a bass player and a fantastic guitarist. It was magical. Below are the organizers, angel Peter and devil Olivier. 

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Face mask selfie. I have been slowly using up all the half finished lotions and masks and whatnot in my 'beauty' drawer. I thought I had too many lotions and beauty products, but I realize by going to other people's homes that I actually don't have more that others. There are three homes that I went to recently that had bathrooms FILLED with bottles! I still believe my pile is excessive, and I believe I can become even more of a minimalist in this area... but I'm no worse is all! And for someone who was beating herself up for being a creature of excess, it feels good to say to myself "You're not that bad" ;)

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And that's all the pictures as of late! Cheers!




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